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Hello fellow Shade Tree Mechanics!!! Tool fab and PSMH Toro Flywheel Key!!!

I spend most of my time fixing stuff at the side of the road but I often find myself under a tree.

Today I will be highlighting how to save around $25 by converting a 1/2 inch socket to a 1/4 inch socket.

So as many of you know I fix lawnmowers and post them here-

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Anyway on almost any lawnmower in order to get the flywheel off you will need a 15/16 socket which goes on a 1/2 inch socket. I had the socket but not the wrench. And with a wrench and an extender around $25 I decided to make my own. Which I will show through a series of pictures. (This post will also show you how to replace a flywheel key on a Toro lawnmower.

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Here is the Flywheel held on by the 15/16 nut.

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Here is the socket we need to use to get it off.

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Fits nicely.

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Take a 1/4 to a 3/8 adapter and weld it to the socket. After grinding off the shiny finish.

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Looks ok and works great.

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After nut is off pry up on flywheel and hit top with hammer.

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The key goes there.

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Here you can see that the key split. It does this when you hit an object like a stump or a piece of metal.

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Buy some new ones.

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It should be one piece not two.

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Slide the new one in and put everything back together and your done.

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Hi my name is Vince. I hope you enjoyed this article, I know I sure did. If you would like you can follow me on Twitter @Vincent_Becker1 (No link -_-)

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